More is More: Everything That’s Included on an Insight Vacations Tour

by | 19 Jun 2024

Insight Vacations tours are carefully crafted to provide a truly premium travel experience. With so much on offer, from classy restaurants to unique activities and high-class hotels, it can be hard to know exactly everything included on an Insight tour. Here’s an in-depth look at everything what you can expect from your Insight Vacations tour, and why we’re the experts in ‘Business-Class’ travel.

Premium Tour Essentials

We want you to feel like a ‘Business Class’ traveler on every Insight Vacation tour, which is why it’s important that the essential ingredients of your vacation, like transport and accommodation, are a cut above the competition. The

two mature women look out the window of a coach towards the blue waters of a mediterranean coastline

On every tour, you can expect the following Premium Essentials included as standard:

  • Your Choice Group Size: Choose your style of group. Pick a small group of an average of 33 guests, or go even more personal with a group average of 20 guests. The choice is yours.
  • “Business Class-style” Coaches: Your Insight coach is specially customized for smaller groups, offering an unparalleled travel experience. Enjoy an elevated seating position that provides unobstructed views above the traffic, along with double the legroom and personal space compared to a standard coach. By remodeling our coaches to have 13 fewer seats, we ensure you can stretch out in true comfort, capture photos, and fully appreciate the stunning scenery around you. Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi onboard, and personalize your comfort with adjustable air-conditioning at your seat.
  • Handpicked 4 and 5 Star Hotels: Stay in carefully selected hotels located in the heart of your destination. From spa hotels and French chateaus to canal-side Venetian townhouses, you’ll always stay in premium comfort and style.
  • Relaxed Morning Starts: We never want you to feel rushed, which is why most mornings start at or after 9 AM, allowing for a more relaxing trip.
  • Included Gratuities: Hotel and restaurant gratuities are included, with the option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver.
  • Complimentary Airport Transfers: Benefit from free airport transfers at scheduled times on the tour arrival and departure days.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi: Stay connected with free Wi-Fi in hotels and on the coach.


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Premium Dining

Your breakfasts and half of your dinners are included on every Insight Vacations tour. We leave some evenings free so that you have the freedom to travel and dine how you like and won’t feel restricted by a rigid schedule. Lunches normally aren’t set, so you have free time during the day in case you want to take a break or go explore on your own.

Guests dining in palermo, a waiter serves a plate of beautiful Sicilian food

On every tour, you can expect a number of included Premium Dining experiences like:

  • Top-rated Restaurants: We’ll eat at some of the best restaurants in town, carefully selected by our Travel Experiences team to be both authentic and high-quality.
  • Dine-at-home with locals: Get invited into the homes of locals, where you can share meals and stories and gain a unique insight into their lives and cultures.
  • Hands-on Cooking Demonstrations: Learn from master chefs as you participate in interactive cooking sessions, discovering the secrets behind local dishes.
  • Farm-to-Table Meals: Relish meals prepared with fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients, offering a true taste of the region.
  • Dine Around Evenings: Some evenings you’ll get to choose from a selection of our favorite local restaurants. You get the freedom, helped by the insider knowledge from our expert team.


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Premium Experiences

As well as fantastic dining, you can look forward to plenty of enriching and inspiring activities that’ll fill up your itinerary, all included in your package. You might be exploring historical landmarks one day, then attend a traditional dance ceremony, before heading off into the countryside to explore the beauty of the local nature. Each experience has been hand-picked by our expert Travel Experiences team, who know our destinations inside-out.

Three people crouching down planting a little shrub with a horse in the background.


On your Insight tour, you’ll enjoy a range of included unique experiences and privileges such as:


  • Insightful Encounters: Engage in unique activities that provide deeper connections and understanding of the places you visit, like stopping at a Native American Trading Post to meet local Navajo guides.
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences: Participate in activities that positively impact the environment and local communities, like visiting a sustainable family-run farm on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius.
  • Insider Access: We’ll organize your tickets for you and get you exclusive access to popular sites, either before or after hours. Skip the lines during peak hours to make the most of your visit. No more long queues, no more confusing ticket websites.
  • Insight Choice: Personalise your day with multiple activities to choose from. Enjoy more freedom than the usual tour to pick what you like according to your taste.
  • Personal Radio Headsets: Explore at your own pace while listening to your guide’s insights without missing a word.

Premium Service

Our dedicated team ensures your trip runs smoothly from start to finish. From the moment you start your journey until the time you return home, we are committed to providing a seamless and exceptional service. The beauty of an Insight tour is that you are never alone, with a 24/7 team on hand to support you with every need.

An Insight Travel Director walks through Evora with a group of guests on the Country Roads of Portugal Tour.


Here’s all the support and staff included in your Insight tour:


  • 24/7 Support: Our on-the-road and remote support team is available round the clock to assist you.
  • Expert Travel Directors: Skilled and knowledgeable, our Travel Directors are the leaders of your tour. They handle all logistics and provide exceptional service throughout your journey, guiding you from one place to the next.
  • Highly Skilled Coach Drivers: Travel in premium style between locations with our experienced drivers, who take the stress of driving off your shoulders.
  • Knowledgeable Local Experts: Throughout your trip, you’ll meet a range of Local Experts in different cities and towns. They’ll support your Travel Director in bringing each destination to life with their stories and insights of your destination.
  • Seamless Luggage Porterage: Enjoy the convenience of luggage porterage from one hotel to the next, without lifting a finger.


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Other Frequently Asked Questions:

Are meals included with Insight Vacations?

Breakfasts and many dinners are included on an Insight Vacations tour, with lunches and some evenings left free for you to choose for yourself. The meals include hands-on-cooking demonstrations, farm-to-table meals, unique dining experiences and authentic local cuisine.

Is Insight Vacations part of Trafalgar?

Insight Vacations and Trafalgar are both part of The Travel Corporation (TTC), a family-owned company with a portfolio of award-winning travel brands.

Are gratuities included on Insight Vacations?

Gratuities at hotels and restaurants are included on Insight Vacations tours. Additionally, you have the option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver for added convenience.


As you can see, our Insight tours are designed with your comfort, convenience, and enjoyment in mind. From the personalized service provided by our dedicated team to the luxurious travel experiences in our customized coaches, every detail is thoughtfully considered to make your journey truly exceptional. Discover the world in unparalleled style and comfort, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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I'm Jay – born in Italy, raised in South London. Having French sisters and Hungarian ancestors, I've always been fascinated with the world and its cultures, and I carry this curiosity into my writing for Insightful. My favourite destinations I've traveled to so far have been Italy, Peru, France and Brazil.